British Columbia's Forests Minister, Bruce Ralston, has expressed confidence that the Kruger pulp mill in Kamloops will secure a long-term supply of fibre for its operations.
The mill has been facing a fibre shortage due to sawmill curtailments and closures, but Ralston believes that Kruger is well-equipped to handle this situation, as the company is currently working with his ministry and has connections with local First Nations. Kruger is also increasing its use of fire-affected wood and slash piles and hopes to work with First Nations to access their forest tenures.
The pulp mill is one of Kamloops' largest employers, with around 340 people employed directly and another 1,000 indirectly.
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